Period
to 13 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Data Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Engineer
London > Central London
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 89 77 155
Rank change year-on-year -12 +78 +60
Contract jobs requiring a Data Engineer 60 297 145
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 2.33% 3.56% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 3.78% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 253 128
Median daily rate £500 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £373 £450 £425
90th Percentile £600 £668 £675
London median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
London median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year +100.00% -62.73% +222.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 2,397 7,866 8,698
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.27% 94.36% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,667 6,100 6,718
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +1.52%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 89 148
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +6.04%
10th Percentile £16.00 £11.65 £13.16
90th Percentile £47.75 £57.20 £32.30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% +5.00% -4.90%

Data Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Data Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Engineer in Central London

Data Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Data Engineer in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Data Engineer in Central London

Data Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Data Engineer in Central London over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Data Engineer in Central London

Data Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Data Engineer in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Data Engineer in Central London

Data Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Engineer within the Central London region over the 6 months to 13 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 50 £500 -9.09% 18
West End of London +4 2 £535 +22.29% 1
Camden - 2 £535 -
Data Engineer
London

Data Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, Data Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region featuring Data Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (73.33%) Python
2 26 (43.33%) Big Data
3 19 (31.67%) SQL
3 19 (31.67%) Apache Spark
4 18 (30.00%) Data Modelling
4 18 (30.00%) Azure
5 17 (28.33%) Scala
5 17 (28.33%) Finance
6 15 (25.00%) Analytics
7 14 (23.33%) Kubernetes
7 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (21.67%) Hadoop
8 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (20.00%) AWS
9 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 12 (20.00%) GCP
9 12 (20.00%) DevOps
10 11 (18.33%) Cloudera
10 11 (18.33%) PySpark
10 11 (18.33%) Data Science
10 11 (18.33%) ETL
11 10 (16.67%) Google
12 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (15.00%) Docker
13 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
13 8 (13.33%) Data Engineering
13 8 (13.33%) Java
13 8 (13.33%) Data Analysis
13 8 (13.33%) Software Engineering
13 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared

Data Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (31.67%) Apache Spark
2 5 (8.33%) Apache
2 5 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.33%) Tornado
3 3 (5.00%) Confluence
4 2 (3.33%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.67%) R Markdown
5 1 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Magento
1 3 (5.00%) Shopify
2 1 (1.67%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (1.67%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 18 (30.00%) Azure
2 12 (20.00%) AWS
2 12 (20.00%) GCP
3 6 (10.00%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (5.00%) SaaS
5 2 (3.33%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.33%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Wireless
2 1 (1.67%) BGP
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.67%) MPLS
2 1 (1.67%) OSPF
2 1 (1.67%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (43.33%) Big Data
2 13 (21.67%) Hadoop
3 8 (13.33%) Apache Hive
4 5 (8.33%) Data Lake
4 5 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (6.67%) Impala
6 3 (5.00%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (5.00%) BigQuery
6 3 (5.00%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.00%) MariaDB
6 3 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (5.00%) Redis
7 2 (3.33%) Amazon Athena
7 2 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (3.33%) Power BI
8 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.67%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.00%) GitLab
4 5 (8.33%) Hudson
4 5 (8.33%) ProC
5 3 (5.00%) JIRA
5 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.67%) JUnit
6 1 (1.67%) Maven
6 1 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (28.33%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Billing
3 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.33%) Advertising
4 2 (3.33%) Electronics
4 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Local Government
5 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) PySpark
2 7 (11.67%) Anaconda
2 7 (11.67%) Kafka
3 5 (8.33%) CSS
3 5 (8.33%) CSS3
3 5 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (8.33%) Flask
3 5 (8.33%) HTML
3 5 (8.33%) HTML5
3 5 (8.33%) Twisted
4 3 (5.00%) H2O
4 3 (5.00%) REST
4 3 (5.00%) scikit-learn
4 3 (5.00%) TensorFlow
5 2 (3.33%) Apache Beam
5 2 (3.33%) JSON
5 2 (3.33%) Web Services
5 2 (3.33%) XML
6 1 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Credit Risk
1 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.00%) Cloud Native
2 3 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Debian
2 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) Data Modelling
2 15 (25.00%) Analytics
3 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (20.00%) DevOps
6 11 (18.33%) Data Science
6 11 (18.33%) ETL
7 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (13.33%) Data Analysis
8 8 (13.33%) Data Engineering
8 8 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 6 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
9 6 (10.00%) Machine Learning
9 6 (10.00%) Microservices
9 6 (10.00%) Scrum
10 5 (8.33%) Data Integration
10 5 (8.33%) Migration
10 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (6.67%) Data Analytics
11 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 44 (73.33%) Python
2 19 (31.67%) SQL
3 17 (28.33%) Scala
4 8 (13.33%) Java
5 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.00%) C#
7 3 (5.00%) R
7 3 (5.00%) SOQL
8 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) CCNA
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) GDPR
2 1 (1.67%) CDISC
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) Docker
2 4 (6.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (23.33%) Kubernetes
2 5 (8.33%) Ansible
3 4 (6.67%) Kubeflow
4 3 (5.00%) Terraform
5 2 (3.33%) Grafana
5 2 (3.33%) Kibana
5 2 (3.33%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.67%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Cloudera
2 10 (16.67%) Google
3 7 (11.67%) Databricks
4 6 (10.00%) Hortonworks
4 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.00%) Demandware
5 3 (5.00%) Zuora
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle
6 2 (3.33%) StreamSets
7 1 (1.67%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.67%) BMC
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco
7 1 (1.67%) Northgate
7 1 (1.67%) Refinitiv
7 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.67%) SAP
7 1 (1.67%) Talend